Port Adelaide key defender Jackson Trengove has extended his contract at Alberton until 2017.
Jackson Trengove will remain at Port Adelaide until 2017 after signing a two-year contract extension.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a stellar season at the club both in defence and as Port’s second ruckman.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley said that Trengove was a great leader for the club, despite his youth.
“He’s an outstanding player but he’s also one of the elite leaders of our football club,” Hinkley told portadelaidefc.com.au.
“He’s not just significant on game day, he’s significant through the week, around the club and with the players in setting standards on what we expect of players who play for Port Adelaide.
“He’s one of those blokes who helps others get to the level they need to.”
Trengove has been at Port Adelaide since being selected at pick number 22 in the 2008 National Draft.
He tied with Travis Boak for the John Cahill medal as the club’s best and fairest player in 2011, and although he suffered a knee injury in pre-season, he has played in every game for Port this year.
“He was a long time out, about eight weeks and he came straight back in and played right from game one and his form has been first class as a key pillar in our back half,” Hinkley said.
“When you miss that much pre-season and you come in and have the season he’s had it’s a real credit to him.”